January 2021 Newsletter

January 2021 Month-in-Review Newsletter

The ABCs of Chicago's Historic Buildings By Deborah Mercer Follow her on Twitter at @53viroqua Follow her on Flickr at mercer52 Table of Contents ADVOCACY Chicago 7 2021 Announcement,...

WIN: Emmett Till and Mamie Till-Mobley House Landmarked!

"A years-long journey to honor a 14-year-old child brutally murdered by racism has ended. "It was a journey to acknowledge Emmett Till, and his mother,...

THREATENED: Amtrak Advances Plan to Replace Chicago Union Station Power House with a Maintenance Shed

The iconic Art Deco Chicago Union Station Power House is threatened with demolition. This streamlined architectural masterpiece was designed in 1931 by Graham, Anderson,...

THREATENED: An Industrial Legacy Worth Saving: Chicago Union Station Power House MAS Context Essay by Iker Gil

"On January 28, Preservation Chicago tweeted to alert the public about the threat of demolition of the Chicago Union Station Power House, an Art...

THREATENED: 7,750 Petition Signatures Helps Push Additional 30 Day Demolition Delay for Lake Street Schlitz Tied House

"A surviving Victorian building in Chicago’s rapidly developing Fulton Market district, originally a Schlitz tavern and later the home of the Italian restaurant La...

THREATENED: 1,000 State Employees at Thompson Center to Relocate by Spring (Chicago 7 2018, 2019, & 2020)

"The state of Illinois has bought a West Loop office building, a move that ought to erase any doubt it soon will fully vacate...

WIN: Pilgrim Baptist Church Receives $200k Stabilization Grant from the Chicago Adopt-A-Landmark Fund

"Pilgrim Baptist Church, the Chicago landmark best known as the birthplace of Gospel music, received a grant worth more than $200,000 Thursday from the...

LOSS: Hollenbach Building Demolished

The Hollenbach Building at 808 W. Lake Street has been demolished. It was built by Worthmann & Steinbach for Hollenbach Seed Company which was...

THREATENED: Emergency Demolition Order Feared for Phyllis Wheatley Home at March 16 Demolition Court Hearing

"Chicago’s last standing Phyllis Wheatley Home, which offered shelter and resources to young Black women moving north during the Great Migration, is at risk...

WIN: INVEST South/West Development Proposals Unveiled for Englewood, Austin, and Auburn Gresham

"INVEST South/West proposals presented for Austin, Englewood and Auburn Gresham "Key steps in the INVEST South/West RFP process took place this month, when DPD staff,...